December 7 Evening Edition

— Trump Picks Rockford Native Heather Nauert As U.N. Ambassador – CNN


— Longtime lawmaker Tom Johnson remembered as ‘effective advocate’ in Springfield – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails knew Thursday morning, December 6, 2018, that Tom Johnson had died ( It was the 12th link in the email that I sent out at 9:00 AM that day. What do you say to those who discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Want a job for summer? Act now – Sue Omanson (DIERSEN: Did you take bad jobs when you were in high school and college? I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me.)
— Former Lake County Sheriff Curran asking for a discovery recount – Lee Filas


— Big money boosted Lauren Underwood, but $7 million was not enough for Peter Roskam in defeat – Patrick M. O’Connell (DIERSEN: Both Roskam and Hultgren endorsed me when I first ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman in 2000. Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are nasty. Since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I caused all of Roskam’s and Hultgren’s problems a) with what I have done as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000 and b) with what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
— Illinois and 38 other states are fighting back against robocalls – Robert Channick


— Trump demands border wall money; shutdown showdown nears – AP
— Pritzker will have his work cut out for him
— Daley nephew lost millions for pension system: MAYOR’S NEPHEW, BACKER GOT $9 MILLION IN FEES, MOST OF THAT FOR MANAGING DEALS THAT TANKED – Tim Novak


— How Pritzker’s lieutenant plans to use her ‘lite guv’ platform While the state’s No. 2 job is long on influence and short on statutory authority, Juliana Stratton plans to hammer home criminal justice and equality, themes that have dominated her life. – LYNNE MAREK


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— Governor-Elect JB Pritzker Vows To Stand Up For Immigrants In Illinois – ROB HART (DIERSEN: “Stand up for immigrants in Illinois” is code for a) promoting illegal immigration, b) promoting mass legal immigration, c) replacing citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries, and d) using the aforesaid to get rid of Trump supporters once and for all.)


— Caterpillar attorney in tax and trade criminal case tapped by Trump for AG – Matt Buedel


— Rauner say yes to infrastructure bill, no to new taxes – Greg Bishop


(FROM THE ARTICLE: John McGlasson, the 16th CD State Central Committeeman, said that he did not anticipate any party leadership changes in the near future. “I can say that Chairman Schneider has every intention of staying on. He did not offer any apologies. Did not offer anything new. They blamed the usual suspects – but the chairman did look me in the eye several times,” McGlasson said. “In my opinion, they think there should be a unified message and that message should not be pro-President Trump, should not be pro-life, should not be pro-Second Amendment,” McGlasson said. “They want a unified message – a message that is theirs.”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Republican who knows full-well that those who have dominated the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) since at least the 1970s despise, if not hate, conservatives, that is, despise, if not hate, the base of the IRP, says “Maybe they should read the platform?”
— 13th Ward files 2,700 revocation affidavits for opponent’s 1,703 petition signatures


— Kinzinger: Pelosi, Dems Used to be ‘Hawks’ on Immigration – Sandy Fitzgerald


— How Trump can beat the deep-state coup (DIERSEN: Do/did your superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and/or subordinates view you as being a member of the deep state? Mine did while I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 a) because they were Democrats and I was a Republican; b) because I refused to help them get rid of employees because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and had not made GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40; c) because I opposed political affiliation discrimination; d) because I opposed reverse discrimination; and e) because I opposed age discrimination. Because of the aforesaid, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)


— Expect Record Turnout in 2020 No reason to think Trump won’t continue to drive voters to the polls on both sides – Nathan L. Gonzales (DIERSEN: Democrats will ever-increasingly a) promote hatred against Trump and b) get voters to punish Trump by voting for Democrats. What should Republicans do about that?)


— ‘Stop Calling John:’ Kelly Is Expected to Leave White House Post Trump moves to replace chief of staff as he shakes up administration; new U.N. ambassador, attorney general also named – Peter Nicholas, Michael C. Bender and Rebecca Ballhaus


— Mayor Rahm Emanuel Showers City Employees With $481 Million in Overtime, Extra Pay, Cash Benefits – Adam Andrzejewski


— Military Personnel More Expensive than Federal Employees, CBO Says


— FOR SALE: 518 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $394,900 (.65 acre vacant lot)

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.